Seaside in Margate on a Saturday night

Sunday Scraps #20

Loved the work of José Luis Vargas at Carl Freedman Gallery / Beehive design company whose logo Medium stole / The ‘head tooling’ section of Ken Isaacs 1974 book on self builds / A Vogue article on menopause featuring a 48 year old Gwyneth. Whatever.…

A walk in 'Temple of the Winds' walk in Surrey.

Sunday Scraps #19

My talented friend Jeremy drove us to ‘Temple of the Winds’ walk in Surrey after popping in to see Mary Fraser Tytler incredible terra cotta chapel. We also drove around the modernist  Alton Estate on the way back into town. Strange that it was designed…

A tiffin tin full of lunch from Leila's kitchen in Shoreditch.

Sunday Scraps #18

A Radio 3 show that touches on Sylvia Plath’s multiple biographies including the controversial 1990 one / I was given a tiffin tin for lunch at Leila’s which I ate on Arnold Circus, staring at Marlowe House/ Walter Hopps who ran an important gallery in…

Flimsy track and trace in a restaurant in Kilburn.

Sunday Scraps #17

Can’t believe Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre is being demolished / The interiors of 222 Strand which was ventilated by two women cycling / I wore a keffiyeh I bought in Jaffa in 2008 and looked up the Palestinian version which is now mostly made…

Central Hill Estate Bunker

Sunday Scraps #16

The campaign to save Central Hill Estate, a modernist gem in Crystal Palace I tweeted about yesterday / the Vanburgh Park Estate in Blackheath was designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon who designed the Barbican / Someone’s been collecting the modernist homes in Lambeth, might…

Barbican basin

Sunday Scraps #15

A guide to modernism in Metroland / Mike Davis talks about coronavirus / A french podcast about Eileen Gray (yet another book came out back in Feb) / Making art work / Why Is the West So Powerful—And So Peculiar? / The impact of Brexit on food…

My collection of house-shaped things.

Sunday Scraps #14

Senscommon overcoat / Why facts don’t change our mind / Travelling Salesman Problem / If the Chair Fits: Sexism in American Office Furniture Design / Happy Rainy Days long raincoat / A Message from your University’s Vice President for Magical Thinking / Designerly Ways of…

Bench on the roman side of the Barbican estate

Sunday Scraps #13

Long Barn, Vita Sackville-West first prototype garden 15 years before Sissinghurst / What to do with leftover fabric (I’m sewing and can’t believe how much waste there is) / Thai style omelette / another Steigler talk this time in January at Transmediale / The law of…